The Templar Legacy by Steve Berry audiobook

The Templar Legacy: A Novel

By Steve Berry
Read by Paul Michael

Random House Audio 9780345504418

The Cotton Malone Series: Book 1

15.63 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781415931905

New York Times BESTSELLER -- "Exciting... hard to put down without reading one more page." - The Florida Times-Union The ancient order of the Knights Templar possessed untold wealth and absolute power over kings and popes . . . until the Inquisition, when they were wiped from the face of the earth, their hidden riches lost. But now two forces vying for the treasure have learned that it is not at all what they thought it was–and its true nature could change the modern world. Cotton Malone, one-time top operative for the U.S. Justice Department, is enjoying his quiet new life as an antiquarian book dealer in Copenhagen when an unexpected call to action reawakens his hair-trigger instincts–and plunges him back into the cloak-and-dagger world he thought he’d left behind. It begins with a violent robbery attempt on Cotton’s former supervisor, Stephanie Nelle, who’ s far from home on a mission that has nothing to do with national security. Armed with vital clues to a series of centuries-old puzzles scattered across Europe, she means to crack a mystery that has tantalized scholars and fortune-hunters through the ages by finding the legendary cache of wealth and forbidden knowledge thought to have been lost forever when the order of the Knights Templar was exterminated in the fourteenth century. But she’s not alone. Competing for the historic prize– and desperate for the crucial information Stephanie possesses–is Raymond de Roquefort, a shadowy zealot with an army of assassins at his command. Welcome or not, Cotton seeks to even the odds in the perilous race. But the more he learns about the ancient conspiracy surrounding the Knights Templar, the more he realizes that even more than lives are at stake. At the end of a lethal game of conquest, rife with intrigue, treachery, and craven lust for power, lies a shattering discovery that could rock the civilized world–and, in the wrong hands, bring it to its knees.

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

New York Times BESTSELLER -- "Exciting... hard to put down without reading one more page." - The Florida Times-Union

The ancient order of the Knights Templar possessed untold wealth and absolute power over kings and popes . . . until the Inquisition, when they were wiped from the face of the earth, their hidden riches lost. But now two forces vying for the treasure have learned that it is not at all what they thought it was–and its true nature could change the modern world.

Cotton Malone, one-time top operative for the U.S. Justice Department, is enjoying his quiet new life as an antiquarian book dealer in Copenhagen when an unexpected call to action reawakens his hair-trigger instincts–and plunges him back into the cloak-and-dagger world he thought he’d left behind.

It begins with a violent robbery attempt on Cotton’s former supervisor, Stephanie Nelle, who’ s far from home on a mission that has nothing to do with national security. Armed with vital clues to a series of centuries-old puzzles scattered across Europe, she means to crack a mystery that has tantalized scholars and fortune-hunters through the ages by finding the legendary cache of wealth and forbidden knowledge thought to have been lost forever when the order of the Knights Templar was exterminated in the fourteenth century. But she’s not alone. Competing for the historic prize– and desperate for the crucial information Stephanie possesses–is Raymond de Roquefort, a shadowy zealot with an army of assassins at his command.

Welcome or not, Cotton seeks to even the odds in the perilous race. But the more he learns about the ancient conspiracy surrounding the Knights Templar, the more he realizes that even more than lives are at stake. At the end of a lethal game of conquest, rife with intrigue, treachery, and craven lust for power, lies a shattering discovery that could rock the civilized world–and, in the wrong hands, bring it to its knees.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

The Amber Room
Sexy, illuminating . . . my kind of thriller. Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code
Magnificently engrossing, with wonderful characters and a plot that speeds, twists, and turns. Pure intrigue, pure fun. Clive Cussler, author of Sacred Stone The Romanov Prophecy
Perfect for thriller fans and history buffs alike. Fabulous plot twists. David Morrell, author of The Protector
“A major twist midway through the story…the puzzles are so much fun…radical thinking of the Gospels that’s sure to spark some lively debate…pretty grabby stuff.” Wall Street Journal
Controversial, shocking, explosive . . . rich in a wealth of Vatican insider knowledge and two thousand years of Virgin Mary visitations. The Third Secret will change our view of the relationship between religion and wisdom. Katherine Neville, author of The Eight
Compelling . . . adventure-filled . . . a fast-moving, globe-hopping tale of long-lost treasure and shadowy bad guys. San Francisco Chronicle The Third Secret
“Lively characters and action set pieces make this a more readable, if no more plausible, version of the typical gnostic occult thriller.” Publishers Weekly
“Not to be missed. Anagrams and complicated symbology abound, and comparisons to The Da Vinci Code are inevitable, but Berry distinguishes himself with a complex, well-written, and extremely readable story.” Library Journal
“Until the next Dan Brown opus is released, this should hold devotees.” Booklist
“Exciting…hard to put down without reading one more page.” Florida Times-Union
“Berry’s latest is simultaneously a history lesson and a spellbinding mystery. Danger is ever-present, and the twists culminate in a breathtaking finale.” RT Book Reviews
“Berry provides Da Vinci Code–type suspense about a fascinating ancient order.” OK! magazine

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Author Bio: Steve Berry

Author Bio: Steve Berry

Steve Berry is the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of fifteen Cotton Malone and four stand-alone novels. He has twenty-five million books in print, translated into forty languages. He is an emeritus member of the Smithsonian Libraries Advisory Board and a founding member of International Thriller Writers, formerly serving as its copresident.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Thrillers/Suspense
Runtime: 15.63
Audience: Adult
Language: English